2015 World Snooker Championship

Stuart Bingham (from the United Kingdom) won the 2015 World Snooker Championship on May 4 by defeating Shaun Murphy (also from the United Kingdom). Bingham is 38 years old. The championship is played every year in Sheffield, UK. Snooker, like billiards, is played by using a long stick to hit a bunch of balls on a green table with holes. The most likely origins of snooker come from the British soldiers in India over a hundred years ago. They had invented a different version of billiards which got named after the term used for inexperienced soldiers – “snookers”! Here is a video about how to play snooker.

 

Image Credits: http://www.worldsnooker.com for Bingham’s image
Sources: http://www.worldsnooker.com/, http://www.snookerclubs.com/, http://www.shaunmurphy.net/